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School giving science a boost

NORTHROP — St. James Lutheran School in Northrop recently received a $2,500 grant from AgStar, which the school decided to use toward a new weather station, raised garden bed and science curriculum for students to explore on school property. AgStar is promoting farming and schools with ties ...

Fairmont man facing theft charge

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County. 37-year-old Theron Lloyd Teveldal has been charged with theft, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. According to the report: At 8 p.m. April 18, a Fairmont police officer received ...

April coffee hours slated

CEYLON — There will be an open house 90th birthday party for Kathryn Detert (Harold) from 2-4 p.m. today at her home located at 411 W. Grant St. in Ceylon. Cards will reach her at P.O. Box 275, Ceylon, MN 56121. Congratulations on your milestone birthday. n Condolences to the family of ...

School planning for future

FAIRMONT — Fairmont School Board members, along with administrators, teachers, parents and members of the community, took part in a strategic planning meeting for the district on Thursday evening. The board recently approved a process for developing a strategic plan. It includes ...

Township sets special meeting

WELCOME — Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome will have its annual turkey dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. There is a charge. The menu will be turkey with all the fixings and dessert. The public is welcome. n Due to a resignation by Scot Scheff, there is a vacancy on the Welcome ...

Kahulanui playing Opera House

FAIRMONT — Fairmont Opera House will host the band Kahulanui at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Grammy-nominated group blends traditional Hawaiian music with the Big Band swing brought to the Aloha State by U.S. servicemen during World War II. A nine-piece band makes up Kahulanui — four horns plus ...

Woman faces felony

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont woman is facing a felony charge in Martin County. 30-year-old Jessica Renay Lacek has been charged with drug possession in the fifth degree, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. According to the complaint: At 11 p.m. March 31, ...

On Friday, celebrate Earth

TRUMAN — Friday is Earth Day. Pick up trash, ride your bike to work or take a walk to show your appreciation for Mother Nature. n Friday is the day to wear purple in support of our military youth. n Friday is a regular scheduled school day. Due to make-up minutes from snow days, ...

Welcome seeks council member

WELCOME  — The Welcome City Council this week declared a vacancy on the council after the resignation of Scott Scheff. Applications to be appointed to the council seat are at City Hall, and should be returned by May 11. In other business, the council: o Asked fire department personnel ...

Co. Rd. 26 speed limit considered

FAIRMONT — After hearing some complaints from constituents about the speed limit on County Road 26 west of Bixby Road on the northwest end of Fairmont, Martin County commissioners sought input from County Engineer Kevin Peyman on Tuesday. Commissioners hoped to ascertain the possibility of ...

Martin Co. West tweaks handbook

SHERBURN — The Martin County West School Board has approved some changes to the student handbook for next school year. o Over-the-counter medications will be prohibited at school to curtail any sales of medications to or from students. o Suspension will include some activity for students, ...

Faribault Co. moves forward on road work

BLUE EARTH — Mark Daly, Faribault County Public Works director, on Tuesday provided county commissioners with an update on ongoing projects. Daly presented the board with three contracts for sealcoat oil, micro-surfacing and striping. The first contract, with Henry Meigs, totals ...

Summer hoops program set

SHERBURN — Tonight is “Hamburger Night” at the Sherburn American Legion. They will serve grilled burgers from 6-8 p.m. The public is welcome. n Regional Worship Center in Sherburn is also serving a meal this evening, beginning at 6 p.m. It will be “Soup Night” so they will have ...

Blue Earth considering housing plans

BLUE EARTH — Blue Earth City Council members on Monday discussed options regarding housing development in the city. The council is aware there is a need for townhomes and multi-family housing options in Blue Earth. The Housing and Redevelopment Authority was able to acquire some ...

Man charged with felony

FAIRMONT — A Shakopee man is facing felony charges in Martin County. Daniel Edward Pagel, 49, has been charged with two counts of DWI with a previous felony conviction in the first degree, each of which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. According to ...

Summer Theatre seeking members

FAIRMONT — After a one-year hiatus, Civic Summer Theatre is returning to the Fairmont Opera House. Civic Summer Theatre has been part of the area arts community for more than 50 years, and begins a new chapter in its life with new leadership and ideas, according to the group. CST is ...

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Sherburn-to-Fairmont work to begin MANKATO — Motorists are advised that Interstate 90 from Sherburn to Fairmont will be under construction beginning Monday. I-90 traffic will be managed with two-way traffic on the eastbound lanes and reduced speeds. Westbound ramps at Highway 15 in ...

Fairmont teen receives a perfect ACT test score

Fairmont High School Junior Kellen Rodriguez recently received a letter in the mail. Though that may seem unremarkable, it is the sender and subject matter that will make the letter forever stand out as a defining moment in Rodriguez’s life. Straight from the ACT national office, the letter ...

‘Big Boy Burger’ tops menu

Ann Marie’s Kitchen, a new barbecue restaurant in Winnebago, served crowds of hungry customers during its recent grand opening. Ann Marie’s Kitchen is co-owned by Scott and Katie Reisenbigler, otherwise known as the “barbecue masters.” Their menu features a variety of tasty meals, but ...

Scouts hope to inspire reading

Reading is perhaps the most fundamental skill when it comes to interpreting the world around us. Words can convey ideas and emotions, tell stories, and preserve history. Yet many children struggle with reading, and those struggles can adversely affect their desire to acquire and retain ...